McDaniel College Teaching Programs
McDaniel College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Westminster, Maryland. Westminster is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
McDaniel College Rankings
We have ranked McDaniel as #26 out of 545 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 9 colleges in Maryland, it is ranked at #2.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
McDaniel has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at McDaniel.
Where Is McDaniel College?
Contact details for McDaniel are given below.
|Address:||2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157|
How Do I Get Into McDaniel?
You can apply to McDaniel online at: www.mcdaniel.edu/undergraduate/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for McDaniel
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into McDaniel?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.
Average Test Scores
About 64% of students accepted to McDaniel submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 610.
Can I Afford McDaniel College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At McDaniel, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,145 a year. That adds up to $28,580 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at McDaniel is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
McDaniel College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,172 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,652 full-time undergraduates at McDaniel, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of McDaniel College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||352|
|Hispanic or Latino||105|
Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at McDaniel College. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 31 countries are represented at McDaniel. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and Belgium.
Online Learning at McDaniel College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at McDaniel has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of McDaniel
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at McDaniel College was 9.4%. This is the #975 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at McDaniel regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of McDaniel majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist||17%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||28%|
|Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor||25%|
|Teaching English or French||25%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at McDaniel ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at McDaniel.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
McDaniel College Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||137||16||153|
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||0||74||74|
|Other Student Counseling & Personnel Services||0||0||37||37|
|School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist||0||0||18||18|
|Physical Education Teaching & Coaching||0||0||17||17|
|General Special Education||0||0||13||13|
|Reading Teacher Education||0||0||12||12|
|Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision||0||9||0||9|
|Education of the Deaf||0||0||9||9|
|Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor||0||0||8||8|
|Teacher Development & Methodology||0||0||7||7|
|Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented||0||2||0||2|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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